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DearMKE to Premiere Four New Films at Milwaukee Film Festival on Thursday, October 9th

DearMKE will premiere four new films in a spotlight presentation on the closing night of the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival at 5:30 PM on Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Oriental Theatre.

By - Oct 8th, 2014 09:01 am
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MILWAUKEE— (October 7, 2014) –   DearMKE, the innovative film series launched in 2012 which tells the Milwaukee story through unique perspectives, will premiere four new films in a spotlight presentation on the closing night of the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival at 5:30 PM  on Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Oriental Theatre. The four films – BUILDMOTO (Matt Mixon, director), COOKING WITH KUMAR (Frankie Latina, director), LO WITH THE FRO (Jessica Farrell, director), and TOUR DE SPACE (Blyth Meier, director) – tell stories of urban youth building motorcycles, the city’s culinary scene, Marquette University student life and Milwaukee architecture.

“We are pleased to be a part of the Milwaukee Film Festival, both as a sponsor of the festival and to premiere our latest DearMKE films among the many phenomenal films shown during this festival,” said Paul Upchurch, president and CEO of Visit Milwaukee. “These films are just another way to show off the tremendous love we have for the city, while sharing some of the incredible stories there are to tell.”

All of the videos in this series have been locally filmed, produced and directed, making DearMKE truly a love letter from Milwaukee to Milwaukee. With the debut of these films, there will be a total of 14 films in the series, each showcasing a unique Milwaukee story.

To see an additional 300+ video clips, stories and photos of Milwaukeeans sharing their love, pride and stories about Milwaukee, go to

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Additional information on the screening and ticket purchase is available at Tickets are selling quickly.

About VISIT Milwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.62 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2013and supported more than 48,500 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit

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